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Practice Face (right end)

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Practice Face (right end) 


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Submitted By: jeremyadams on Jan 6, 2007
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Description 

The far right end of Crow Hill is known as the Practice Face, because of its classic easier lines and easy TR/rappel anchors. Bring a couple 20-foot slings or some rope to build your TR anchor, or wait your turn and lead one of the easier lines on the cliff.


Getting There 

Follow the trail along the cliff bottom to the right side. The practice face is characterized by the elevated belay area and the lowest-angle rock on the cliff. Descent is by the trail (walk north, then down the hill) or by rappel (three sets of anchors, about 10 feet back from the cliff edge).


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Practice Face (right end):
Boardwalk   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sidewinder   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Boardwalk climbs the crack in the center of the photo and generally stays to the left of the rope near the top.

Boardwalk 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  MA : Leominster Area : ... : Practice Face (right end)
This is a low angle crack that climbs like a juggy face and has plenty of ledges for resting and placing gear. Gaining the beginning of the crack is difficult for the grade. Many newer climbers skirt the difficulty to the right, then traverse left into the crack. Topping out this route can be tricky for new leaders, as the wall gets steeper at the very top, and run-off often makes it a little dirty up there....[more]   Browse More Classics in MA

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By J Meagher
Apr 5, 2014

Would it be reasonable to expect to find this wall dry tomorrow with all the melting we've been having?

By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Apr 13, 2014

This wall was basically a waterfall last week.... Though this route is usually the first to dry....